http://al.com/spotnews/2012/05/8-yea...irl_found.htmlRAGLAND, Alabama -- An 8-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree near her home Thursday night in Ragland.
St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said the girl was discovered hanging from a rope just after 9 p.m. on Poplar Street. She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
"It's suspicious, definitely" Russell said.
Authorities identify Ragland girl, 8, found hanging in tree
http://al.com/wire/2012/05/authoriti...ragland_g.htmlRAGLAND, Alabama — Police have identified the 8-year-old girl who was found hanging from a rope attached to a tree at her home in Ragland.
St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell tells The Associated Press that authorities are treating the death as "a very suspicious" case.
Russell identified the girl as Katelynn Arnold. She was found hanging from the rope shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday. He said that an autopsy was planned in Huntsville to help determine how she died.
Neighbors told WBRC-TV the rope used to be part of an old tire swing. Russell described it as "like a big cotton rope."
Ragland Elementary School planned to have grief counselors available Friday for classmates of the girl.
Ragland girl's hanging death ruled homicide; St. Clair sheriff sets 1 p.m. press conference to discuss case
http://al.com/spotnews/2012/05/ragla..._death_ru.htmlST. CLAIR COUNTY, Alabama -- The hanging death of an 8-year-old Ragland girl has been ruled a homicide, St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said.
Katelynn Arnold was found Thursday night by her mother hanging by a rope in a tree near their home, Russell said.
The girl was taken to the emergency room at St. Vincent's St. Clair Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m., Russell said.
not alot out yet